Arviq! (Bowhead!)

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Portrait de Norman Cohn

uploaded by: Norman Cohn

uploaded date: 11 octobre 1994

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In 1994, fulfilling the dying wish of a respected Elder, a group of Inuit hunters from Igloolik illegally catches a bowhead whale after years of government prohibition. An event which sparks a legal controversy.

In August 1996, with permission from the federal government, Inuit hunters from across the arctic gather in Repulse Bay for the first legal bowhead hunt in more than forty years.

Looking back five years later, Arviq! traces the history of the bowhead whale in the Arctic: from its traditional importance to Inuit, the devastation to near extinction by commercial whaling, as well as the media circus surrounding the legal hunt in 1996.

Arviq is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk

PRODUCER(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

WRITER(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak Angilirq

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq

EDITOR(S): Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

SCREENINGS & TELEVISION: Channel 24 Igloolik, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2002

DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION: Vtape

COUNTRY: Canada

REGION: Canadian Arctic

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Duration:

52m 32s

Tagged:

arviq, bowhead whale, commercial whaling, elders, federal government, history, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Inuktitut, legal hunt, near extinction, Norman Cohn, repulse bay, Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series, whale hunting, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Anglais

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

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